Friday, April 08, 2005

Spring Knitty!

The Spring issue of Knitty is up! Yaaaaay!!!

I really want to tackle this adorable skirt:

With a pair of saddle shoes, I just think it would be fabu!

Picking up.....moving on

After much deliberation and a few desperate calls to my knitting guru, I finally decided to sack up and finish the kitty hat with double points. Going slowly and carefully, I made all the reductions just fine and finished the hat off. The next step is picking up stitches along the cast off edge to make the ear flaps, and picking up stitches on the top to make the kitty ears. I have read a couple different explanations of picking up stitches and have even tried to pick some up. I got it to work, but I have no idea if I'm doing it right. I guess I'll just have to see.......

Monday, April 04, 2005


I am almost finished with the reductions on the top of the kitty hat. Instead of transfering it to double points though, I'm gonna try one of those little tiny round needles that Clover makes. I hate working with double points and I'm wondering if I can save myself the hassle. I'm don't really like the way that the pattern is written for the reductions. Its pretty visible, and I have made hats that have much nicer looking, and easier to knit reductions.

Friday, April 01, 2005


After much stalling, I finally got around to taking a poor quality picture of the beginnings of the kitty hat. I intended to scan it, but for some mystery reason my scanner decided not to work tonight so it was back to the ol' camera phone. Anyways, this picture gives you the basic idea, moss stitch on the bottom. Next step, reducing stitches! Yuck.....

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le chapeau de chat

I have gotten all of the seed stitch done and 4 inches up to where I need to start making the decreases (cringe!) without any mistakes (that I know of). I promise to scan it tonight and post the pictures. I am loving the way it looks!